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Timms Celebrates 130 Years Of Serving Local Communities

Timms Solicitors have celebrated their 130 year anniversary with a series of achievements.

Highlights during the milestone year have included regional and national awards for the firm, individuals and teams, the largest-ever care conference organised by the firm and an increased profile for Timms within the local business community.

Timms was launched in Swadlincote in 1892 and now has nearly 70 staff who work from prominent high street offices there as well as in Ashby, Burton and the Derby main office in the former St Michael’s Church in Queen Street which the firm moved to in 2017 from its previous Derby base in Babington Lane.

Fiona Moffat has been managing partner of Timms since 2008 and still combines her leadership role with a busy Family Law case file.

She said: “So much has happened in the past year alone – never mind the last 130 years.

“Since the start of the pandemic, we have invested in technology and managed a more flexible approach to working in the office whilst improving efficiency.

“We have also embraced the opportunities to save time and increase efficiency by attending court hearings virtually and improving client communications by meeting up remotely rather than expecting everyone to come into the office.

“Even before the start of the pandemic, the wellbeing of our colleagues and clients has always been a priority for our team.

“As well as supporting employees with their professional and personal progression, we are committed to ensuring wellbeing both for individuals and the wider local communities that we serve.

“My fellow partners and I have been delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate this milestone with colleagues with a day at the races.  It was a perfect opportunity to spend time together socially and celebrate and to thank everyone for their hard work and commitment.”

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